or the third, moving up to the fifth, which is d, and then, in the octave, another g at the top. you can use those notes to create an interesting line, you know, that's the first-- those are the most common tones, the most inside notes to play that will agree with what the piano player is playing. oh, let's try that again. yeah, right. (tesar) after we agree on the basic harmony, we can still shape each individual chord a little bit differently. the page may call for e minor, 7, a-7, d major, 7, so it'll give us a description of chords. but i can play the chords in different registers. i can play them close. i can spread the notes out so i can change the general texture of the chord, so we have the freedom to improvise harmonically.